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Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist

Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist

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Breathe new life into an ill-fitting garment by taking in the waist.

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21 Fabric Tips and Tricks

21 Fabric Tips and Tricks

There's no end to what you can learn about fabric. This collection of articles and videos helps demystify sewing with silks and knits, demonstrates how to identify fabric with a burn test, and even shows you how to dye fabric.

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Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching.

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Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

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Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level.

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Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

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For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works.

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Video: Easy Seam Turning

Video: Easy Seam Turning

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This seam-turning technique is easy to follow and is perfect to use when creating pillows or items with a lining.

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Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Learn a bulk-free method for joining two elastic ends.

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Threads Sewing Tips

Threads Sewing Tips

In this video series, we share clever reader-submitted tips to help improve your sewing.

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Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Threads Sewing Tips: Easy Pleat-Marking Technique When you're making a garment with many sets of parallel pleats, it can be difficult to differentiate between marked pleat lines and foldlines.

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Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

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Find out how to make a seam guide using a roll of tape or sticky notepad. This clever tip is especially helpful when sewing items with wide seam allowances.

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Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

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Watch to learn Sarah Veblen's technique for draping custom parallel darts.

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Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

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Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge.

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Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

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If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam.

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Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

You can make any garment special by adding shaped edges. Watch to learn how to press these curved details.

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9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

Making your very own personalized dress form will make fitting a breeze. Try these techniques and see which one you like best.

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Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

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Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf.

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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

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It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

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This third post in the Fortuny Gladstone Bag series explains how to insert the lining into the vintage accessory.

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Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Learn how easy it is to make petersham follow a curve. It is a great way to stabilize curved necklines, hems, and waistlines.

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